30th episode of Oulu Youth Film Festival (Finland)

24.10.2011 |

From 21 to 27 November, the ARS BALTICA granted Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary. The focus is on Danish film classics and innovative films for children.

The 22 November is the Danish Day of the festival where the focus topic will be presented. On the occasion of the anniversary, there will be a special exhibition for the history of the festival. In co-operation with Northern Photographic Centre young photographers present their work.

The standard focus is, as always, on Finnish and foreign films that are suitable for absolutely all ages, starting from children as young as 3 years old. In total over 100 movies will be shown at the festival. Five awards will be given out this year: ECFA, Kaleva, CIFEJ, The Little Bear and Church Media foundation prize.

The ECFA (European Children’s Film Association) award, which was founded last year, will also be given this year to the best European children’s movie of the international competition. The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of international film professionals. Public can also vote the best film.A two-day seminar on media education will take place from 23 to 24 November. One of the themes is the Danish model of media education. Cinema consultant Jacob Breuning from Danish Film Institute is lecturing of "Experience, understand and create – the Danish model of film and media literacy".

Come and visit this great festival which has caught young and old for the last 30 years!

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